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Investigators press for break in missing Wisconsin girl case

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The search for a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed enters its 12th day Friday and investigators still haven't said if they have clues as to what was behind the attack and suspected abduction. They have followed up on more than 1,700 tips and the FBI has ...

Teacher honored

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Mark Novara, a math teacher at Kingsford Middle School, was selected as the MEEMIC teacher of the week from the Lenore Nelson Agency in Iron Mountain. He was nominated by his former student Kaylind Hernandez. She wrote the following on her nomination: “I like Mr. Novara because he found a way ...

Bells for hospice ceremony planned Thursday

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ESCANABA — November is National Hospice Month. The “Ring Bells for Hospice” campaign is being launched throughout the state and local area to create awareness of hospice organizations and the hospice philosophy. OSF Home Care & Hospice and UP Health System Home Care & Hospice ...

Bridge work near Escanaba

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ESCANABA — Drivers between Escanaba and Gladstone can expect delays in the evenings of Nov. 5 and 7 while work occurs on the Escanaba River Bridge. The eastbound lane of U.S. 2 will be closed between Delta County Road 426 and Mead Road while the new bridge deck is poured. One lane will be ...

Cougar caught on camera in Gogebic County

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MARQUETTE —A game camera set up as part of an ongoing state deer movement study has captured images of a cougar in Gogebic County, about 9 miles north of Ironwood. The images were reviewed and verified by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ cougar team. Since 2008, the DNR has ...

Gubernatorial candidates meet for final debate

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer clashed often Wednesday in their final debate before the election of Michigan’s next governor, as he warned against going “backward” with her “extreme” agenda and she blamed his “nasty rhetoric” for ...

More mailed explosives found, sent to Biden, actor De Niro

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The mail-bomb scare widened Thursday as law enforcement officials seized three more suspicious packages — two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro — and said they were similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack ...

Honor flight donation

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The 2018 Oak Crest Husband & Wife Golf Tournament participants made a $750 donation to the U.P. Honor Flight. From left are Del Degenaer, U.P. Honor Flight representative Scott Lewellyn, Lori Turri, Heidi Olson and Don Olson.

Bay College invites students to ‘Bay is the Way Day’

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ESCANABA — Bay College and the Delta County College Access Network are collaborating to offer high school seniors the opportunity to visit the Bay College campuses on Friday, Nov, 2. Students beginning their day in Escanaba will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time. Students ...

MARSP awards three mini-grants

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel recently awarded three mini-grants of $125 each to local educators for the purchase of classroom materials. Recipients were Jaclynn Kreider, Kingsford High School, Breitung Township Schools; ...

More contamination confirmed at former Buick City site

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials say the sale of remaining portions of a massive former manufacturing site in Flint, Michigan, are on hold after another kind of chemical contamination was confirmed. The Flint Journal reports the update comes after toxins known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl ...

Ford recalls nearly 1.5 million Focuses

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DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million Focus compact cars in North America because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning. The recall covers cars from the 2012 through 2018 model years with 2-liter four-cylinder engines. Ford says a valve in the ...

Family Fun Night tonight at Bay West

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West Campus is hosting its third annual free Family Fun Night from 6 to 7:30 tonight at Bay College West Campus in Iron Mountain. All are welcome to this free community event, but children ages ten and under will find the evening most entertaining. This ...

IM’s Cotterill Sisters gained national fame

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The 38th installment of Menominee Range Memories, a series of articles by William J. Cummings, Menominee Range Historical Foundation historian, now available on the Dickinson County Library’s website, is titled “The Roaring Twenties — The Cotterill Sisters, Iron ...

‘Ripple Effect’ to be shown

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IRON MOUNTAIN —”Suicide The Ripple Effect” will be shown from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bay West Room WC231. With endorsements from some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts, this 2018 film has screenings planned around the world. “Kevin Hines’ ‘Suicide The Ripple ...

Trump decries violence but calls on media to end ‘hostility’

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MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump decried the threat of political violence and called on the media to end its “hostility” hours after authorities intercepted bombs sent to a news network and prominent Democrats who have been the targets of some of his sharpest barbs. Trump’s ...

No Powerball winner; jackpot rises to $750M

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one has won the big Powerball prize, so the estimated jackpot now grows to $750 million — potentially the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The next drawing will be Saturday. On Wednesday night, when it was at $620 million, the Powerball jackpot ...

Thinking in 3D

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KINGSFORD — A third-grader looks at a 3D printer and grasps the possibilities. “I used Tinkercad,” Ben Cowen explained. “It’s fun to do because you can make and design stuff. I already have a ton of things on the laptop that I want to 3D print. I made a ton of things that connect ...

Explosive devices sent to Obama, Clintons; CNN offices evacuated

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A wave of pipe-bomb attacks by mail targeted Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN but was thwarted without physical harm in an anxiety-filled day that deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm ...